[img_assist|nid=1541|title=Drinking water|desc=Courtesy of CDC|link=none|align=left|width=180|height=120]In recognition of urgent, immediate need to address devastating health problems caused by lead in drinking water in Flint, Michigan, and in other places across the United States the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released DWMAPS – the Drinking Water Mapping Application to Protect Source Waters on the 19th of February 2016.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is increasing the type and amount of information it collects on commercial chemicals from chemical manufacturers, allowing the agency to better identify and manage potential risks to Americans’ health and the environment.
The EPA on January 13, 2011 announced that it will use its authority under the Clean Water Act to halt the proposed disposal of mining waste in streams at the Mingo-Logan Coal Company’s Spruce No. 1 coal mine.
January is National Radon Action Month and the U.S Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and eight other federal agencies are announcing a new effort to strengthen the fight against radon exposure.